A light bandana - india ink marble pulled in the center and splayed.
A light bandana - india ink marble folded and banded.
A light bandana - india ink marble unfolded.

Light Bandana - India Ink Marble

Regular price $ 12.00

This lightweight bandana is a part of a collection that features colors that have been cherished in Japan for centuries. Many of these colors derive their names from nature.

The technique of marbling paper with India ink has been practiced in Japan over a thousand years. Marbled paper was used for important occasions such as sutra copying and waka (classical Japanese poem) writing. The random patterns and colors of marbled paper were also used to tell fortune.

It is infinitely versatile; wear it around the neck, cover the head, wrap your lunchbox or use it however you'd like. 


  • 100% cotton
  • Approx. 19” x 20" after washing
  • Machine wash (laundry mesh bag recommended), shape by hand and line dry
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes it

Yamamoto Jin Shoten of Kyoto is a textile converter that has been in business since the 18th century. Combining tradition with modern taste, they produce apparel and small textile goods. The bandanas are dyed in Osaka and sewn in Kyoto and Osaka.